Advice sought: Somewhat odd mitre cut question

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Forum topic by Milo posted 02-08-2012 10:19 PM 1074 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-08-2012 10:19 PM

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Had something unexpected happen when I was cutting long mitre cuts on a box I was making.

The first cuts were awesome. The edges lined up right at 45 degrees. I was thrilled. Unfortunately, when I went to cut the opposite sides of the boards, the previously cut was so sharp it slide under fence just a bit, and I got a crappy cut on the second side.

Any thoughts on how to avoid this?



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#1 posted 02-08-2012 10:24 PM

Hi Milo, this is easy. Just clamp an auxiliary fence to you saw fence. I has to have at least one straight edge so that the edge will lay perfectly flat on your table. There are other ways, but this probably the easiest.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 02-08-2012 11:46 PM

If you can, put the fence on the other side of the blade then turn your board over and cut it.

-- Lumberdog.. Morley, Michigan

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#3 posted 02-09-2012 12:23 AM

im with stefang….auxillary fence

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#4 posted 02-09-2012 12:35 PM

I have some hardboard I will try for the auxiliary fence. Thanks gang!

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#5 posted 02-09-2012 12:50 PM

In the past, I’ve used a good flat piece of ply as a topper for the saw. raise the blade up through it like a zero clearance plate. as long as it puts you above the bottom edge of your fence you could use just about anything. Adjust your fence, lower the blade, lay down the topper and you have no gap to slide under. Better than an auxiliary fence IMO

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